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This hive is a go-to location for finding and sharing SUCCESS MINDSETS and best practices for creating and using these positive mindsets.

SUCCESS, many say, is a journey. Living a successful life is about moving in a positive direction. Using SUCCESS MINDSETS can help any of us to move from where we are now to an infinite number of positive destinations.

Having a positive, realistic, and effective MINDSET (which you might also call an outlook, a point of view, or a belief system) is one of the most powerful tools any of us can use to help us enjoy buzzing through our lives and our careers with great results.

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  1. ProducerLance Smith

    Lance Smith

    The REAL Problem
    The REAL ProblemI’m going to make this short and simple.YOU are the problem.The government, the economy, your job, your skill level, your education, your parents, your upbringing, your relationships, your faith, your community, your location, the list can...


    Preston Vander Ven
    19/01/2017 #1 Preston Vander Ven
    @Lance Smith. Great Article. I feel that "You are the Problem, and the Solution" is one of the hardest and most painful quote in accept in today's world. You just look at society, and it teaches if we have a problem, then you play the "Blame game". Being the solution can be even harder. This is hard for the youth of today. They have grown up with the media teach them that someone else will take care of them. "Go to school, get a job, retire." The sheep mindset has been grilled into so many people.
    I have not yet read Grant Cardone. I will find a book by Grant. Robert Kiyosaki, Tony Robbins, John Maxwell, and Zig Ziglar are my favorite authors. I have read almost all of there titles over these last ten years.
  2. Pat Bagano

    Pat Bagano

    The varying degrees in which success is validated by society is a very interesting topic. The FasterEFT belief system understands in great detail how and why success is important for all of us. Not only it’s validity but how this validity is formulated and perceived by the mind.
    Pat Bagano
    Don’t Just Be Successful, Be Very Successful
    fastereft.com The varying degrees in which success is validated by society is a very interesting topic. The FasterEFT belief system understands in great detail...


    Preston Vander Ven
    18/01/2017 #1 Preston Vander Ven
    Never Settle for Anything less than Everything. This doesn't be greed, it means never be satisfied and always keep moving forward.
  3. Pat Bagano

    Pat Bagano

    Do you consider yourself a leader? How do you define leadership? A leader is something that people look up to and carries a high standard. Leadership is not what you do with success but how you carry yourself, your character, your ability to face obstacles and how other people see you.
    Pat Bagano
    Becoming a Powerful and Efficient Leader with FasterEFT
    fastereft.com Leadership is not what you do with success but how you carry yourself, your character, your ability to face obstacles and how other people see...
  4. ProducerDavid Pineda

    David Pineda

    Hard Work & Positivity…The Indisputable Variables
    Hard Work & Positivity…The Indisputable VariablesThis article was originally posted on LinkedIn on 1/17/17There I sat across from the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) for the final segment of my interview process, this being the deciding factor whether of not I would get hired and transition from...


    David Pineda
    18/01/2017 #1 David Pineda
    Thank you for sharing
  5. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Right place, right time.
    Right place, right time.Image credit: Goodreads “Being in the right place at the right time.” You must have heard or seen this phrase many, many times. It is often in connection with “luck”. But, as they also say, “luck has...


    Sara Jacobovici
    18/01/2017 #37 Sara Jacobovici
    #36 Thanks for sharing this story to illustrate your point @Preston Vander Ven. You formed a variation triad of Benoit Mandelbrot by replacing right person with right mindset. Or maybe this is one quality that makes the person right.
    Preston Vander Ven
    18/01/2017 #36 Preston Vander Ven
    Great article @Sara Jacobovici. I feel that in today's world we are allows at the right place and the right time. There is just another ingredient, right mindset. For example, an associate told me a story where a man came up to him asking him for a loan to start a tomato farm. He told him that he would help him if the man would make a list of 100 way to come up with the money on his own. A few days later, the man returned with the list and my associate William helped him.
    A number of years later, he bumped into the same man, and now this man was very wealthy because with had a different mindset. He was an entrepreneur and using this method of finding solutions, he now had his third ingredient each time he found an opportunity.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/01/2017 #35 Sara Jacobovici
    #34 Thank you @laura Lopez Argueta, Your response is appreciated.
    laura López Argueta
    17/01/2017 #34 laura López Argueta
    "It´s good match in life". Make us understand and apreciate the waiting for the results we have
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/01/2017 #33 Sara Jacobovici
    #29 I appreciate you taking the time to read and respond @Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht..
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/01/2017 #32 Sara Jacobovici
    #28 You're right @Laura Mikolaitis when you say, "Or perhaps there are still lessons to be learned." It's all a learning curve. I am process oriented and that's what I believe it's all about; a work in progress. from my perspective, alignment takes place as a springboard for the next leap! Thanks for your contribution to the discussion.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/01/2017 #31 Sara Jacobovici
    #27 "Success seems to find its luck because we seek, but so does failure when that is what we concern ourselves." Powerful statement @Harvey Lloyd. As always, your contribution is much appreciated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/01/2017 #30 Sara Jacobovici
    #26 Thanks for dropping by @Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC. I am relieved to hear that the piece raises questions. Means I must have done something right.
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    17/01/2017 #29 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    Thanks for posing these insightful and thought provoking questions, @Sara Jacobovici! Nutritious food for thought!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    17/01/2017 #28 Laura Mikolaitis
    @Sara Jacobovici, there are many interesting elements to this post and I love how you wove this together. The questions you pose at the end are excellent and questions we indeed should be asking ourselves throughout many points in our life. For me, I'm asking those questions about my career and although I haven't reached the next destination, I continue to work toward it. I believe that place and time will align. As to why they haven't? Well, perhaps it is more rhetorical than not. Or perhaps there are still lessons to be learned. Whatever it is, I'm certainly glad to have happened upon your post. I am walking away with some good insight and additional food for thought. Thank you for that.
    Harvey Lloyd
    17/01/2017 #27 Harvey Lloyd
    Another wonderful set of thoughts here @Sara Jacobovici. Success seems to find its luck because we seek, but so does failure when that is what we concern ourselves. In my early years of small business i realized quickly that the more work we were involved the more we got. When we were shallow on work the connections were lost and had to be sought.

    Seek and you will find. Creates luck in the area you are pursuing. Seek wisely.
    Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    17/01/2017 #26 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    Thanks for this interesting share, Sara. It certainly raises as many questions as it answers.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/01/2017 #25 Sara Jacobovici
    #24 Great questions @Deb🐝 Lange. Looks like enough material for a part 2. Your thoughts are always welcome!
    Deb🐝 Lange
    17/01/2017 #24 Deb🐝 Lange
    Great post writing about our sense of time and timing. If we are creating our world inside our being and our world is being created outside our being at the same time. So both influence one another at the same time. Is there another time when one is a little ahead of the other and so does more influencing ? or are they both in sync? Or are they not separate at all but just an extension of our reality?
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/01/2017 #23 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you for sharing your valuable insights @Mohammed Sultan. You made me think that from an economical perspective, it would be interesting to see which questions yield the most information in the shortest time. I think "why" is probably the most time consuming but yields the most important information.
    Mohammed Sultan
    17/01/2017 #22 Mohammed Sultan
    Everybody has his own view of time and look at time from his own "widow of time".We may agree on the goals ,both of us want the same outcomes and have the same Why,we just trying different ways or different how's to get there,according to time and cost.The question When depends to great extent on How, and the best thing to justify your how is to make your when shorter by going directly to the heart of the problem.A principle we often use with our clients when conducting any consulting assignment.The three great essentials to be successful on conducting shared assignments is; to work smart and fast ,and to stick to your intuition and your sense of time.The best way to persuade your client with your approach is provide him with a value at lower cost and time.Thank you @Sara Jacobovici for your insights.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/01/2017 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    #14 Thank you for reading @Jeet Sarkar. Wishing you all the best!
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/01/2017 #20 Sara Jacobovici
    #13 Priceless!! Thank you so much @Chas ✌️ Wyatt.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/01/2017 #19 Sara Jacobovici
    #12 Thank you @Devesh Bhatt. Your comment is much appreciated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/01/2017 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    #10 Wow! This is material for an "out of the comment box" buzz @David B. Grinberg. Thanks for your contribution.
  6. ProducerPaul Kearley 🐝
    If You Knew The Potential You Had, You Would Be Much More Successful
    If You Knew The Potential You Had, You Would Be Much More SuccessfulContinuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential" ~Winston ChurchillThe dull thud of equipment working down the shaft served as a beacon...
  7. ProducerMark LeBusque Human Manager & Purposeful Provocateur
    Drop the "S" Word and Start Getting Real
    Drop the "S" Word and Start Getting Real Ever sat in a meeting and counted the amount of times when someone starts a sentence by apologising for what they are about to say?"I'm sorry to say this............................."Apologies in advance for what I'm about to...


    Harvey Lloyd
    13/01/2017 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    I agree here to a point. I find that many seem to need to excuse themselves for existing, while the other extreme is someone speaking their mind regardless of being relevant. I don't care for either extreme.

    I do think that sorry has become one of those words we use describe our own discomfort with the topic at hand. But sorry also opens up discussion about the "elephant", is that what you wanted? If i merely require discussion about the elephant then introduce it as a discussion topic. Instead of sorry i use the word uncomfortable as a way to open discussions.

    If you need the team to eat the elephant one bite at the time and time constraints exist........Then we must be direct, factual and lay out an eating plan. The word sorry will derail this effort by opening up discussions. In leading you get to decide when discussion is appropriate and when it is not. Choose wisely, but choose.

    I also think the apologetic style of leadership was born from a education and political system where we are gun shy to be but so direct, as we might offend someone. Also the number of folks waiting to be offended has grown.
  8. Preston Vander Ven
    After a while, it’s easy to see the difference between people who make a lot of money and people who remain broke or struggling.

    These are the 6 habits of highly effective marketers:
    Preston Vander Ven
    www.empowernetwork.com THE DAILY SHORTCUT...
  9. ProducerKristen Maslanka
    Who Knows You- A reflection on networking with relationships in mind.
    Who Knows You- A reflection on networking with relationships in mind. Over the past few years, I've been vigorously applying to job after job in the animation industry.  I looked at the term "networking" as though it were some holy grail that once achieved would open countless doors. I introduced myself to hundreds...


    Kristen Maslanka
    14/01/2017 #34 Kristen Maslanka
    #33 " Every Click is a Person" That line is gold, and leave me with a lot to think about. It's true and it's nearly poetic. Some would say that the internet distances us, but if used the right way, it can instead bridge the gap between us all and connect us all as though we were all in one big convention center making friends! Thank you for the comment, I look forward to hearing more from you!
    Preston Vander Ven
    14/01/2017 #33 Preston Vander Ven
    @Kristen Maslanka I feel you nailed everything in your phrase, "it is not who you know, but who know's YOU." This world today is all about relationships, especially online. Every click is a person. We have to view them as that. If we view every lead we ever get in whatever type of lead funnel we use as statics, we'll never truly succeed. It is possible but it will take probably 1000 times for traffic. Great tips you left.
    Eileen Doyon
    13/01/2017 #32 Eileen Doyon
    great words!!!
    Kristen Maslanka
    13/01/2017 #31 Kristen Maslanka
    #20 thank you! I'm going to ask my library if they have that Knock em dead book and get to reading that. Those are great resources and you are a fantastic writer- very well informed and I love that you cite your sources!
    Kristen Maslanka
    13/01/2017 #30 Kristen Maslanka
    #23 It certainly would, and I know i'd learn quite a bit myself!
    Clarity is something i can always improve on!

    Oh really?! Nothing beats an old fashioned book. I still end up with an entire floor of reference books open in a circle around me. I joke and call it my summoning circle of knowledge. (( if you like older books on foreshortening- Andrew Loomis' books particularly his book on illustration is a great reference))

    Goodness, that is exciting! I can't wait to see what you post with it. Yeah i was using an intuos for years before i upgraded to my cintiq, but I couldn't do without it now!

    It's the most convenient guitar for a student to keep without taking up too much room in the plane and in their apartment! I never thought of it that way, but that's a stunning way to view the instrument- I can look at my hohmer in a whole new way. The blues...golly. So beautiful. Ever check out Susan Tedeschi? That girl has a voice like no other. I like pretending I can cover her songs.

    If you ever want to jam some time i'm always open!

    Thank you. I mean that most sincerely, it's been a bumpy ride, but i'm going to make this work, and i'm overjoyed at how welcoming people have been on this website, I'm thrilled to make new friends and I take your words very seriously and with much appreciation. I also think the same of yourself.
    Kristen Maslanka
    13/01/2017 #29 Kristen Maslanka
    #28 Firstly- Thank you! Secondly, I know! I'm so excited- so many new faces and people to get to know!

    I'm going to have to join that hive, thank's for the recommendation!
    What kind of dog do you have? If you send me a picture I'll be happy to draw your pup!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    13/01/2017 #28 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #27 Looks like you are sorted with twitter, just tweeted this excellent buzz! And you know why I think it is so phenomenal? You did exactly what you advised others to do. This is one masterclass of a comments section.

    People are mingling, getting reacquainted, offering help and tips and just plain old gettin' along!


    I'll meander on the topic of "she's a real dog lover" I created the canine companions hive to share photos of these wonderful dogs we get to hang out with and would love to see some more of your work using the various breeds as fairy tale characters.
    Kristen Maslanka
    13/01/2017 #27 Kristen Maslanka
    #24 That's a fantastic idea! How would I go about doing that?
    Wayne Yoshida
    13/01/2017 #26 Wayne Yoshida
    #24 #25 Great advice for everyone / every Bee -- Thanks John!
    John White, MBA
    12/01/2017 #25 John White, MBA
    BTW, the beBee team has shared it to our Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter pages. Congrats on getting people talking!
    John White, MBA
    12/01/2017 #24 John White, MBA
    @Kristen Maslanka: Quick tip, make sure to add your Twitter account as a link on your beBee profile. That way when someone tweets your posts you will get notified. Buzz on!
    Chad Carroll
    12/01/2017 #23 Chad Carroll
    #17 Yes, I will let you know if we can do some collaborating. That would be cool. I'm sure I would learn something. Designing is to me, a simplified art form. Yes, for spectacular design, there is much time and process invested, but the real trick is clarity. One can't sacrifice the message, or content, for the design. Or it's a fail. Remember, we work in the boundaries of a 3 second attention span. haha It needs to be Boom! There!

    I have a small collection of art books from the seventies. So darn cool. I still reference them for brushin' up on fore shortening and what not.

    I am getting a Galaxy Tab A 10.1 and s-pen Tomorrow! So excited! It's no Cintiq, but plenty worthy for what I need. I've been using a Bamboo pad and it's challenging enough. Time to upgrade woo hoo!

    Now I know what a guitalele is. How did I not know what that was? Sounds like an awesome instrument. Harmonica is the instrument of the soul. Think about it. Our very life's breath powers that little machine, and it has a spiritual sound like no other instrument. I love the Blues, maybe one of my favorite genres.

    Quick Fact: Anyone, and I mean anyone can learn how to sing in some capacity. The vocal cord is operated by muscle. Muscles can be built and trained. With practice and proper instruction, anyone can learn to carry a tune. :)

    That's very cool that you sing and are musically inclined. It's lends a great balance to our visual arts interests too. Gotz to have my audio!

    I will check out Pascal Campion's art. Sounds great!

    You sound like you're going places. Anyone with as much passion and commitment and enthusiasm as you have, is going places. All of the interests that you have are healthy, happiness generators that make you a winner and anyone worthy will be lucky to put you on their payroll. Just felt like sharing that with you. :)
    Wayne Yoshida
    12/01/2017 #20 Wayne Yoshida
    #19 There's a lot of stuff out there.

    For starters -- right here on beBee -- take a look for the various Hives. I belong to Career Management and Career Development. And then you can take a look at the people there. For books, the classic "Knock 'Em Dead" series by Martin Yate* can't be beat.

    I do volunteer career coaching with Greg Johnson** - a good resource.

    Bob McIntosh*** is another career coach I admire.

    Here is my list of helpful Bees:

    I am sure others will chime in with suggestions for books and other reference stuff!
    *Martin Yate: https://www.linkedin.com/in/expertresumewritercareercoach

    **Greg Johnson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregljohnson

    ***Bob McIntosh: https://thingscareerrelated.com/
    Kristen Maslanka
    12/01/2017 #19 Kristen Maslanka
    #14 Oh absolutely! Sounds great!
    I may certainly do that! Are there any books you suggest reading, or any other individuals you suggest I follow that have any helpful hints towards pursuing a more successful career experience?
    Kristen Maslanka
    12/01/2017 #18 Kristen Maslanka
    #15 I can see that. Yeah I've worked telesales, so I know how difficult the job can be, but I couldn't help but admire those that were so good at it!
    That's fantastic! My last name means buttermilk in polish, so while I don't get a lot of people assuming i'm buttermilk, I do get an awful lot of people calling me buttermilk once they found that out. Hence why my penname is buttermilkdoodles.
    Kristen Maslanka
    12/01/2017 #17 Kristen Maslanka
    #10 Well it's never too late to improve those talents, and if you ever want to collaborate on an illustration, or you are looking to improve your talents, I'd be happy to help critique or point you to some amazing reference books. ( I used to be a librarian, so reference is in my blood!)
    Are you kidding me?! Designing is just as hard as illustration! It takes a keen eye to develop those aesthetics to see the entire picture. I learned that in making my own comics- the aesthetic of the whole page and the organization of that page, that's hard stuff! Kudos to you.
    Tablets are great! I use my cintiq and I adore it but it would be nice to be able to bring it with me wherever I go. One day i'll have to invest in a portable tablet. Which one did you end up getting?

    I play the guitelele....sort of. My father is particularly musically inclined and I really can't play much on the guitar save a few riffs here and there and the occasional easy "smoke on water" tablature, but I can play a mean harmonica and I can sing!
    Vaudeville?! That must make for some rich stories!!!!!!! I'd love to hear more!

    How adorable! That's wonderful to hear. Family is very important, and make for some wonderful inspiration. (Check out Pascal Campion's art if you want some warm fuzzy family illustration)

    Oh goodness, I'm passionate about storytelling and art in general- so yeah that lends me to a lot of passions. I adore history, so I'm constantly pouring through books- particularly regarding the victorian era and the Rococo. I embroider, and I love cooking. I write- both poetry and fiction, and as my page suggests, I'm also a film enthusiast, so once I get my 35 mm camera's up and running again I'd love to pick that up once more and do some traditional editing/splicing! I also enjoy hiking and playing with my bordercollie.
    David Disney
    12/01/2017 #16 David Disney
    #11 The Camaro is coming along great! Thanks for remembering and following, you have a new follower as well.
    David Disney
    12/01/2017 #15 David Disney
    #8 Its not a dirty word but alot of people see it that way, I love doing what I do and am good at it, so forget the haters I suppose lol. My last name is a gift and a curse, when people give me special treatment because they assume I'm related, its great, however I do get asked a lot lol, I just enjoy the mystery of leaving people suspenseful as to my actual relation to the family.
    Wayne Yoshida
    12/01/2017 #14 Wayne Yoshida
    #7 Kristen, thank you for reading my post and your generous offer for illustration help. I may take you up on that since I have trouble drawing circles and stick figures. By the same token, let me know if you want writing help. I am glad you are here!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/01/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Kristen Maslanka, what a refreshing read! You wrote, "Asking them open-ended conversation starters, getting to know them as individuals, and inviting them to know more about you opens more possibilities than the one door you open when you simply ask them for advice," I couldn't agree more, when you reach out to others they are usually happy to help or offer advice. It's also a great way to begin new friendships on many levels.
  10. Preston Vander Ven
    I had a special guest today in our show who won a world championship in Kung-Fu in China in 1997. He went from kung-fu master to owner of an information empire… and he is here to spill the secrets.

    Sound interesting?
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    Preston Vander Ven
    www.empowernetwork.com THE DAILY SHORTCUT...


    Joel Van Ormelingen
    13/01/2017 #1 Joel Van Ormelingen
    Thnx for the buzz but to be clear this about successfactors the SAP system, not the generic term.
  11. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    Why you shouldn't lead like Steve Jobs did.
    Why you shouldn't lead like Steve Jobs did.There has been much written and said about the life and contribution of Steve Jobs.The magical little iPhone was introduced 10 years ago, and many say it 'put a dent in the universe' (a famous Jobian quote). At the very least, the personal smart...


    Kevin Pashuk
    12/01/2017 #16 Kevin Pashuk
    #15 Thanks Zacharias for the kind words.
    Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    12/01/2017 #15 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Another very insightful and applicable post by Kevin. I wouldn't adopt that style either. Thank you for bringing more value to this already valuable forum that is bebee.
    Mohammed Sultan
    12/01/2017 #14 Mohammed Sultan
    #11 Nowadays,The leader's style most needed is the entrepreneurial one .The leader who is able to integrate his entrepreneurial approach with the discipline,focus and team-work of an agile innovative company.In my opinion,@ Javier beBee is well matching these criteria.
    Kevin Pashuk
    12/01/2017 #13 Kevin Pashuk
    #9 I fully agree KK.
    Kevin Pashuk
    12/01/2017 #12 Kevin Pashuk
    #8 Thanks Jim. I like Peter's style, especially when working with a bunch of creative types. Steve was indeed a visionary, but I think I would not have thrived (or survived) on his team.
    Kevin Pashuk
    12/01/2017 #11 Kevin Pashuk
    #7 Thanks Mohammed. Steve Jobs was a unique person, which is part of the point of this post. The real question is, "Is his leadership style appropriate for the teams we lead?" My experience is that it is not... but then, I'm not trying to break into the retail consumer device market.
    Mohammed Sultan
    12/01/2017 #10 Mohammed Sultan
    The reason why S.Jobs achieved unprecedented success is that he was moved by his core interests to reinvent the not invented.The thing we promote here on beBee platform.He reinvented the future of Apple by embracing some of the same virtues that gave the company life in 1980's .His entrepreneurial spirit made him look at his work not as a career,but as deep interests and thought about how to express them and connect them with core business functions -not the traditional functions of sales,finance ,marketing..etc but the basic activities that enabled him to integrate the creativity and rigorous analytic of the people in these function and created an innovative context for them to work effectively.At each time he was deeply engaged in a systematic way with this innovation process,he looked at his people -not as people in careers but as people on call.
    KK Aw
    12/01/2017 #9 KK Aw
    Steve Jobs wanted an A-team. In fact, he needed one to do what he did. The rest of us are not in the same boat so we do not need to emulate him.
    Jim Murray
    11/01/2017 #8 Jim Murray
    I have worked for several different CEOs and Creative Directors in my ad agency career, and the best experience by far was the one I had with a guy named Peter Langmuir. Pete and I started out in the business at the same time, in the same place and sharing the same art director. Over the years we became friends who hung out at industry events and went out to lunch every now and then. He and I took different roads. He went to management I stayed hands on, writing and art directing and producing. The last agency gig I had was being sought by him and working for him for 8 years. His style was simple. Surround yourself with the best people you can find, hopefully friends, and let them do their thing. He would only ever ask one question on the rare occasions when it was actually necessary to get his buy-in on what we were doing. The question was magical and it's my acid test to this day. "How do you feel about this?". That's it. Little question that cuts real deep. Pete was not a driving manager, he was a 'stand back and let it all be' manager. In advertising or pretty much al other other creative pursuits, those are the best kind. That style puts the responsibility on the creator. The manager is just there to smooth the way and back the play. I learned more in that job than I had in the other 12 years of my career, because everything I learned. I taught myself, thanks to Pete. As far as Steve Jobs goes. He was a true visionary and really didn't want anything to get in the way of that. In many ways, the people who got to be around him learned a hell of a lot about their craft. Maybe they learned it the hard way, but in that business nothing ever comes easy.
    Mohammed Sultan
    11/01/2017 #7 Mohammed Sultan
    In my humble opinion,we have learned a lot from his passion,not from the way he had led his employees.Steve Jobs has achieved unprecedented success not because of his core skills or leadership style ,but because he had the passion of an innovator to keep going and not to regress to another spectacular failure .He was like walking a tight robe and the best thing he did to keep his balance was to keep walking.With apology to Anton Checove quote"Do't tell me Apple I Phone is shining;show me the glint of light on Steve Jobs broken heart after he had introduced Apple Mackintosh failure in 1980's.".May God bless him.He was a genuine innovator working on the side of simplicity,but he didn't care about his leadership style on the other side of complexity!
    Kevin Pashuk
    11/01/2017 #6 Kevin Pashuk
    #5 Thanks Javier... you should know by now that I'm probably going to recommend a book... so I would go to Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs. It's IMO one of the more balanced ones out there. https://www.amazon.com/Steve-Jobs-Walter-Isaacson/dp/1451648537
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    11/01/2017 #5 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Steve Jobs changed the world. Steve's passion, innovation and intensity allowed him to turn Apple into a world leader. He was a disruptor. But to be honest. I don't know anything about his leadership style, so I can not give an opinion.
    Kevin Pashuk
    11/01/2017 #4 Kevin Pashuk
    #2 Thanks for commenting John. While we probably shouldn't lead by driving people, there is still much to learn from Mr. Jobs.
    Kevin Pashuk
    11/01/2017 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    Thanks Elizabeth. Money isn't the only factor to consider when you measure 'success'.
    John White, MBA
    11/01/2017 #2 John White, MBA
    Thanks so much for this piece and for articulating the way many people feel about Job's leadership style.
    Elizabeth Shubsda, MBA, RD
    11/01/2017 #1 Elizabeth Shubsda, MBA, RD
    Steve Jobs was phenomenal at what he did. He drove innovation and product development like no other in modern times; but you get the sense that at the end of his days that he did have some regrets. I beleive (from what I have read) that those regrets center on relationships with people; whether they be employees or personal in nature. Death is the great equalizer, which comes to all of us, and it is correctly said of material things that "you can't take it with you". I much prefer the Maxwell of Collins view of leadership. It might not make me as much money, but it will leave me with a sense of personal accountability that I myself can respect.
  12. ProducerTapiwa Matthew Mutisi
    Reasons It's OK To Burn Some Bridges: Part 2
    Reasons It's OK To Burn Some Bridges: Part 2 You’ve heard it said, “May the bridges I burn today light the way for a better tomorrow.” Indeed, burning some bridges is sometimes the only way forward.Our years on this earth are priceless; we must spend the time with an unburdened heart and...


    Devesh Bhatt
    13/01/2017 #13 Devesh Bhatt
    #11 it's a point of view, I really admire your paint post. I admire you writing style in this one.With times you will see bridges differently. I look forward to reading more of your posts.
    Tapiwa Matthew Mutisi
    13/01/2017 #12 Tapiwa Matthew Mutisi
    #9 Thank you @Paul Burge for taking your time to read my article. You are really making me feel at home, this is one, if not the only social networking site that I have first witnessed this. I really appreciate the support.
    Tapiwa Matthew Mutisi
    13/01/2017 #11 Tapiwa Matthew Mutisi
    #10 by eliminating all possibility of return or retreat...Thank you @Devesh Bhatt for taking your time reading my article.
    Devesh Bhatt
    11/01/2017 #10 Devesh Bhatt
    How would you burn the bridges? Interesting article.
    Paul Burge
    11/01/2017 #9 Paul Burge
    A warm welcome to beBee @Tapiwa Matthew Mutisi. Really enjoyed your two articles on 'Burning Bridges'. Some great advice. I look forward to reading your other articles and seeing more form you! If you have any questions feel free to ask me...
    Tapiwa Matthew Mutisi
    11/01/2017 #8 Tapiwa Matthew Mutisi
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich thank you very much for taking your time reading my article. Indeed, our years here on earth are priceless, hence, we should not accommodate things that do not make us grow as individuals #personal growth

    I will certainly be writing more articles.

    I appreciate the support. Thank you.
    Tapiwa Matthew Mutisi
    11/01/2017 #6 Tapiwa Matthew Mutisi
    @Chas ✌️ Wyatt @#2 thank you very much for taking your time reading my article and that you enjoyed reading it. I am certainly happy to be here. It's awesome!!!
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    11/01/2017 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Tapiwa Matthew Mutisi, very well written. Welcme to beBee. I am happy to be one of your new followers here.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    "Our years on this earth are priceless; we must spend the time with an unburdened heart and mind. We must distance ourselves from anything or anyone that obstructs our way forward, or that intentionally causes us pain."

    Fabulously well-said, @Tapiwa Matthew Mutisi View more
    "Our years on this earth are priceless; we must spend the time with an unburdened heart and mind. We must distance ourselves from anything or anyone that obstructs our way forward, or that intentionally causes us pain."

    Fabulously well-said, @Tapiwa Matthew Mutisi. Here's to the joy of reading some more of your writing! Close
  13. ProducerMax🐝 J. Carter
    Creating a daily strategy for long term leadership success
    Creating a daily strategy for long term leadership successIdentifying your personal energy cycle is key. If you do not take care of you, you cannot take care of them. When you go into a meeting that you know is going to be draining, would it not be better to schedule that meeting for a time of day when...


    Max🐝 J. Carter
    11/01/2017 #13 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #12 Totally @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman and thank you for sharing this out.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    11/01/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Good information, @Max🐝 J. Carter. Being mentally prepared is key, IMO. I would get to work 30 or more minutes early to make sure I was mentally prepared. I am an organized person, however, there can be that ASAP project, or a client crying for help that will interrupt the day. I learned to expect the interruptions and not get stressed, by being mentally prepared. And then there's work/life balance!
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    10/01/2017 #11 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #6 You're welcome.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    10/01/2017 #10 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #7 I like to think it's getting better.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    10/01/2017 #9 Max🐝 J. Carter
    Thank you @Preston Vander Ven balancing urgent and important and knowing the difference is a fine line that can get blurred.
    Preston Vander Ven
    10/01/2017 #8 Preston Vander Ven
    Great article. I totally agree about being flexible with our time. Life happens even if we are great with time management, but we need to be prepared for when our schedule if derailed. This use to frustrate me so much, until I learn from others how to be for flexible. I did this by realizing urgent matters didn't always need to come first in my life, yet important matters did. The skill I am working on everyday is deciding on which of these categories a task on my list goes in. In may be either, or, both, or neither.
    I have noticed that when something derails my life, the task at hand is usually both important and urgent, thus needs my total attention. My emails can wait.
    Adam Weedy
    10/01/2017 #7 Adam Weedy
    Leadership, in business, is rare.
    Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    10/01/2017 #6 Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    #4 superb idea thanks for sharing @Max J. Carter
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    10/01/2017 #4 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #2 That we are @Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador and knowing your energetic flow is a key to managing it and yourself better.

    One of the tools I got from a seminar on prioritizing and organization is to take 6 weeks an at 6 intervals during the day write down your level of energy, higher, lower, mid. This exercise gives you a better understanding of your flow and assists greatly in knowing when in the day to schedule those energy draining tasks.
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    10/01/2017 #3 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    Good honey, ordering the hive.
    Thank you @Max🐝 J. Carter
    Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    10/01/2017 #2 Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    key to well-being yes, we are all beings of energy!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/01/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    thanks @Max🐝 J. Carter for sharing it !
  14. ProducerPat Bagano

    Pat Bagano

    5 Principles for Success by FasterEFT
    5 Principles for Success by FasterEFTYou are committed to make the change, yet change doesn’t come easy and you are easily discouraged. If you are one of those who are awakening to a new level of thinking and begin to question why your reality does not match with your goals, this...
  15. ProducerJim Cody 🐝

    Jim Cody 🐝

    10 Things That Will Change Your Life
    10 Things That Will Change Your Life 1. Put your cellphone down. Unless you are calling someone. We spend too much time on our electronic devices. Make it part of your 2017 goal to spend more time with family and friends. Talking may once again become a vibrant part of your...


    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    10/01/2017 #19 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #18 Likewise to you, good sir! Thx for the kind reply.
    Jim Cody 🐝
    10/01/2017 #18 Jim Cody 🐝
    @Jared 🐝 Wiese Thanks for kind comments and insight. May 2017 bring you rich blessings.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    10/01/2017 #17 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Great thoughts, Jim! Resonates with me so much. We so often get distracted with the corporate ladder, or simply our own busy-ness of life. Taking time to pause, reflect and plan daily is so key - not just once a year!

    #3 & #9 remind me of Getting Results the Agile Way by J.D. Meier.
    #4 Reminds me of the Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.
    #5 is like Affirmations to me. Keys I like to remember are :
    1) Personal ("I" am doing something. Nobody is doing it for me),
    2) Positive (I am "not" poor ==> I have enough and am getting more!) and
    3) Present tens (I will be rich ==> I AM abundant in ...).
    #6 & #8 are like gratitude - for the good and the bad

    ... I wrote a post on Six Minute Scribing that works on all of these with 6 daily questions - if you are interested. It helps keeps me focused and grounded.
    Hoping it adds to your great post and might help inspire someone, like you said in #3.

    (NOTE: If you want to be tagged, move your 🐝 after your first name ;)
    Jim Cody 🐝
    07/01/2017 #16 Jim Cody 🐝
    #15 Absolute not, but many choose to be poor... something I'll never understand. To change your life you must first have a positive attitude. Second you must set obtainable goals. Third you must work your a__ off and do whatever it takes. Most of all you must have faith in yourself and mankind. God Bless.
    Roy Daggs
    07/01/2017 #15 Roy Daggs
    So you mean if I decide I'm not poor, I will be rich.
    Jim Cody 🐝
    07/01/2017 #14 Jim Cody 🐝
    #13 @John White, MBA I'm not sure about brilliant but thanks for the compliment. More like well seasoned and knowledge from "hard-knocks of life. Happy New Year my friend.
    John White, MBA
    07/01/2017 #13 John White, MBA
    Brilliant advice from a wise man. Thanks, Jim!
    Jim Cody 🐝
    07/01/2017 #12 Jim Cody 🐝
    #6 Thanks
    Jim Cody 🐝
    07/01/2017 #11 Jim Cody 🐝
    #5 @Richard Buse Thanks for comments. Motivation comes within, however having a positive outlook inspires those who come in contact with you.
    Jim Cody 🐝
    07/01/2017 #10 Jim Cody 🐝
    #4 @Laura Mikolaitis You're very welcome "I'm going to" is much better than I will try. Let's make 2017 greater.
    Jim Cody 🐝
    07/01/2017 #9 Jim Cody 🐝
    #3 @David B. Grinberg You're welcome. If I inspire only one person it is worth my time. Buzz-on in 2017
    Jim Cody 🐝
    07/01/2017 #8 Jim Cody 🐝
    #2 I've realized that smiling makes me happy. Most of all it's infectious. Happy New Year.
    Jim Cody 🐝
    07/01/2017 #7 Jim Cody 🐝
    #1 Thanks @Emily🐝 Bee Lets do more and less trying in 2017.
    debasish majumder
    07/01/2017 #6 debasish majumder
    lovely insight @Jim Cody! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Richard Buse
    07/01/2017 #5 Richard Buse
    @Jim Cody. Wonderful tips, Jim. Thanks for sharing them. What I try to remember is that while some days are bound to be better than others, no day should be regarded as a throwaway day. Yes, planning and patience are important, but every day presents opportunities to take positive actions and to nurture ourselves. Life is not meant to be lived passively.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    07/01/2017 #4 Laura Mikolaitis
    I'm with @Emily🐝 Bee...I particularly am akin to No. 5. Removing "try" from the sentence gives it a completely different context. And, I believe, increases the accountability factor. Thanks for these practical tips Jim Cody. Wishing you a great year ahead!
    David B. Grinberg
    07/01/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Jim, for an outstanding read filled with practical and easily applicable advice. Each one of your 10 points make perfect sense, although I'm having some trouble disconnecting. Keep buzzing throughout the new year!
    Lyon Brave
    07/01/2017 #2 Lyon Brave
    I once fell in love with a person just because they smiled a lot. Smiling will definitely make people like you, maybe a little too much
    Emily🐝 Bee
    07/01/2017 #1 Emily🐝 Bee
    Love these, especially #5. I admit I say "try" a lot.
  16. Preston Vander Ven
    There's one thing every human being needs.

    That thing can move mountains.

    It can make or break your success in life.

    A lack of it can completely shut you down.

    I know you're curious about what that "thing" is...I was, too. You'll learn what it is, and plenty of other wisdom William Wood has to share, by clicking the link below.
    Preston Vander Ven
    www.empowernetwork.com THE DAILY SHORTCUT...
  17. ProducerPat Bagano

    Pat Bagano

    Stop the Cycle: New Year, Same Old Problems
    Stop the Cycle: New Year, Same Old ProblemsWe have trained our minds so well to welcome the new year with high hopes and dreams soaring high. Yet we never trained our minds to let go of the problems and worries that has accumulated for years.  Letting go of the “big stuff” that...
  18. ProducerWendy Nolin

    Wendy Nolin

    The Power of 3 in Achieving Your Goals
    The Power of 3 in Achieving Your GoalsThe number three has significance and symbolism throughout various aspects of our world: mathematics, nature, astrology, astronomy, metaphysics, music, modern and ancient religions, spirituality, philosophy, numerology, etc. Three...


    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    05/01/2017 #8 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Your very welcome @Wendy Nolin , keep making more honey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Mohammed Sultan
    05/01/2017 #7 Mohammed Sultan
    @Windy Nolin,I appreciate your simplicity. The number 'three' concept related to priorities is defined as 1 high,2 medium and 3 low.If you build your time around high pay-off activities ,then you will learn how to juggle your 3 balls.Stay focused,set a separate track for each of them and also deadlines for moving targets.Don't forget to reward yourself for elephant hunting ,not ants stomping.The word payoff refers to value and priority refers to urgency,learn how to juggle them and spend more time on things that matter most.
    Wendy Nolin
    04/01/2017 #6 Wendy Nolin
    #1 Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! Appreciate the love.
    Wendy Nolin
    04/01/2017 #5 Wendy Nolin
    #2 You're cool @Bill Stankiewicz! Thanks for the love.
    Wendy Nolin
    04/01/2017 #4 Wendy Nolin
    #3 Thanks @Kevin Baker! Manifest away my friend
    Kevin Baker
    04/01/2017 #3 Kevin Baker
    Love this, the more you plan your work the more you can live plan. Manifesting a healthy balance.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    04/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    @Wendy Nolin, welcome to beBee. I like your three steps and also the step by step approach to achieving goals. This is a very useful post for the first of the year. Thank you for sharing.
  19. ProducerbeBee in English
    Build a Successful Personal Brand With beBee
    Build a Successful Personal Brand With beBeeNew technologies have made extraordinary changes in the way we establish relationships, the way we meet people, how we access information and how we learn and teach others. Professionals have come a long way to get up-to-date and companies have all...


    Sarah Elkins
    05/01/2017 #6 Sarah Elkins
    Be professional and personal, make the connections beyond the keyboard by arranging a coffee break, phone or video call. Make sure your personal brand matches up online and offline! Good post, @Javier 🐝 beBee View more
    Be professional and personal, make the connections beyond the keyboard by arranging a coffee break, phone or video call. Make sure your personal brand matches up online and offline! Good post, @Javier 🐝 beBee. Close
    Donald Grandy
    05/01/2017 #5 Donald Grandy
    Love the info graphic. Thanks for sharing this guide to becoming a successful Personal Brand.
    David B. Grinberg
    05/01/2017 #4 David B. Grinberg
    #1 I echo @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman's sentiments: simply stunning indeed!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Stunning presentation and infographic!
  20. ProducerPat Bagano

    Pat Bagano

    Improving Your Self-Esteem in 2017
    Improving Your Self-Esteem in 2017The most important person in your life is you and the truth that you hold about yourself is the foundation of all other relationships that you will build. Your self-concept is a vital aspect that you should value and appraise to truly improve your...


    Pat Bagano
    05/01/2017 #4 Pat Bagano
    #1 Lyon Brave - Affirmations are great, the concept of affirmations though may become challenging if there are thoughts coming from memories charged with negative emotions. Then affirmations may not work its magic. Nonetheless, what is found in FasterEFT is knowledge on how you can collapse the negative thought structure first, because of this, every affirmation will resonate a higher more positive vibration creating positive life transformation.

    Please check this one out. https://fastereft.com/faster-eft-shows-you-how-ensure-affirmations-work-every-time/ it will discuss how to make affirmations work. Happy new year!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    04/01/2017 #3 Tausif Mundrawala
    Thanks Paul Burge for sharing this wonderful buzz with all of us.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    04/01/2017 #2 Tausif Mundrawala
    I liked your buzz in its entirety as it describes all the concepts very clearly. You were right to point the fact that we our best friends and the worst of an enemy. Unless and until we don't take charge of our own lives we would be led by someone who wants their purpose to be accomplished. Keep sharing more.
    Lyon Brave
    04/01/2017 #1 Lyon Brave
    I have been listening to those affirmation sleep tapes and they really help for reprogramming my emotional reactions> I am embarrassed to admit this but i can be prone to jealousy> one of the affirmations is like you are not a jealous person< haha every time i"m about to get jealous that pops into my head and really curves my jealousy< because my jealousy turns to anger in avoidance instead of chatting up with cool people> but i can chat it up lol
  21. Jim Cody 🐝

    Jim Cody 🐝

    Jim Cody 🐝


    Jim Cody 🐝
    04/01/2017 #3 Jim Cody 🐝
    #1Thank you Happy New Year!
    Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    04/01/2017 #2 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    It depends on the door though. Some doors are best left open (or at least half-open)!
    David B. Grinberg
    04/01/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year, Jim!
  22. Preston Vander Ven
    You and I are fighting the same internal battle.

    One part of us says yes, while the other says no.

    One part of us wants to work hard to achieve the lifestyle we want, while the other part of us would rather watch reruns of CSI.

    Today, I learned how to stop fighting that battle once and for all...and win :)
    Preston Vander Ven
    www.empowernetwork.com THE DAILY SHORTCUT...
  23. ProducerPreston Vander Ven
    How to Turn Business Obstacles into Opportunities
    How to Turn Business Obstacles into OpportunitiesArticle from Blog Freedom This is a great video of How Tony Robbins changes the mindset of this business owner.  So many people accept limitations in the world, when they have no proof of them.  So they give up or quit, because they already...
  24. Preston Vander Ven
    You might laugh when I say this…

    Success might be a conscious decision, but it is NOT a conscious behavior.

    Everyone has a "success instinct", if you will. Even if you have the desire, your struggles are most likely due to an internal sabotage of your own doing.

    So how can you reprogram your unconscious mind to reward you automatically?

    Just watch, learn, and take notes on this episode:
    Preston Vander Ven
    www.empowernetwork.com THE DAILY SHORTCUT...
  25. ProducerCarl Nordgren

    Carl Nordgren

    6 Creative Types
    6 Creative Types A few years ago IBM asked 1,600 CEO’s—from 30 industries and 60 countries—what employee traits they most valued going forward in these fast paced and highly complex times. The number one answer was creativity and entrepreneurship. When I...


    Carl Nordgren
    19/01/2017 #8 Carl Nordgren
    #7 right on. i like to think about informing the inches and the minutes of everyday life with as much creative and entrepreneurial energy as i can.
    19/01/2017 #7 MPORANYIMIGABO Gerard
    Hi Carl! Creativity is a must and is on the center of every successful project. Thanks
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    03/01/2017 #6 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Welcome Carl, I like paths that go into various areas 👍😎
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    03/01/2017 #5 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    I find I have elements of all categories, but, abstain from categorization. "Absorption, being caught up in, wholly involved, and so on, are used commonly to describe the state of the artist or scientist when creating or even the child at play. By whatever name one calls it, genuine creativity is characterized by an intensity of awareness, a heightened consciousness."~ Rollo May, "The Courage to Create".
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    03/01/2017 #4 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #3 I'm in Greensboro, just down the way a bit from Raleigh/Durham :-)
    Carl Nordgren
    02/01/2017 #3 Carl Nordgren
    #1 I like the crooked path language. I walk in the woods and prefer them. And recently I was a college teacher and would urge my students to avoid thinking of their future as a search for the right path, which was their predisposition, to use the path metaphor...after all, they've been well served by the straightest most defined path life will offer...I suggest the days of such paths are over and going forward they should think of it as 'making your way.' Thanks for the welcoming comments and where in NC are you?
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/01/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I had to add another comment:
    #1 Welcome to beBee Carl, it great to have you here.
    #2 A fellow North Carolinian! Well that's just fabulous!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/01/2017 #1 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Creativity has been the foundation of every job I've held! I would put myself primarily in the Cultivator category. I love it when I see actual change that has occurred because of something I've developed. When people look at my resume they see a crooked path, diverse industries, diverse job titles, diverse duties. What's hard to explain is; the industries may be different, the duties may be different, but what has be continuous is the creativity. I learn quickly and I mean quickly! because the 'job' is just details, my skill has always been taking those 'details' and changing the way others look at them. Doesn't matter what the job descriptions say, that's the easy part, that's just details. Great post Carl!
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